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Clemson 18th in Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

Clemson 18th in Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

Aug. 4, 2006

Clemson, SC – Clemson is ranked 18th in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll released on Friday. Clemson is ranked fourth among ACC teams in the poll, trailing Florida State (10), Miami (FL) (11) and Virginia Tech (16).

Clemson was ranked #21 in the final USA Today poll of the 2005 season and this is the fourth consecutive top 25 ranking for the Tigers in this poll. The #18 ranking is Clemson’s highest ranking in any USA Today poll since October 14, 2001 when Clemson was 15th. It is the highest preseason ranking for the Tigers since the preseason USA Today poll of 2001 when Clemson was also 18th.

This is the third poll to rank Clemson 18th in the preseason rankings for 2006. Lindy’s and Phil Steele Magazines also had Clemson 18th. The average ranking for the 13 polls listed below is 18.5 so the USA Today poll is in line with the other rankings.

Clemson opens its 2006 season on September 2 when Florida Atlantic comes to Clemson for a 3:30 PM game that will be televised by ESPNU.

Clemson Preseason Rankings by Publications

12th by Athlon, CollegeFootballNews.com 15th by Dennis Dodd/CBS.SportsLine.com 16th by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook 18th by Lindy’s, Phil Steele, USA Today 19th by Rivals.com 20th by NationalChamps.net 22nd by Pat Forde/ESPN.com 23rd by Street & Smith, EA Sports 24th by Sporting News

USA Today Preseason poll for 2006

Rk School 2005 Record Fin 05 Rk
1. Ohio State 10-2 4
2. Texas 13-0 1
3. Notre Dame 9-3 11
Southern Cal 12-1 2
5. Oklahoma 8-4 22
6. Auburn 9-3 14
7. West Virginia 11-1 6
8. Florida 9-3 16
9. LSU 11-2 5
10. Florida State 8-5 23
11. Miami (FL) 9-3 18
12. California 8-4 25
13. Louisville 9-3 20
14. Georgia 10-3 10
15. Michigan 7-5 NR
16. Virginia Tech 11-2 7
17. Iowa 7-5 NR
18. Clemson 8-4 21
19. Penn State 11-1 3
20. Oregon 10-2 12
21. TCU 11-1 9
22. Nebraska 8-4 24
23. Tennessee 5-6 NR
24. Alabama 10-2 8
25. Texas Tech 9-3 19

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